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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's Long jump

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 7.80 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 8, 1972  
Date Finished: September 9, 1972  
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 25; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF    1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
With only Lynn Davies and Igor Ter-Ovanesyan – in his fifth Games – of the old elite still in competition, the long jump was in a state of flux. Neither man made the final, in a qualifying round which saw the best mark of the meeting, a world junior record of 8.34 for Randy Williams. Williams’s jump, the best of his career, lasted as the furthest ever by a junior for more than 30 years. Behind him Preston Carrington also set a lifetime best with 8.22. In the final Williams opened with 8.24, and the rest were unable to catch up. Both Robinson and Carrington had trouble with their run-up. Baumgartner, in front of a home crowd, did best with two 8m jumps, the longer of which was a personal best 8.18 for silver.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The favorite was Clarence "Arni" Robinson. But in the qualifying his teammate, Randy Williams, set a world junior record with 8.34 (27-4½) to lead the qualifiers. Thru 2008, this has stood as the world junior record. In the final, Williams opened with 8.24 (27-0½) and that was good enough for the gold medal. Robinson was at less than his best, finally getting 8.03 (26-4¼) in the fifth round for the bronze medal. German favorite Hans Baumgartner was a surprise silver medalist.
 
 
        Results          
   
Long jump Men     Final 9 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 8.24 0.0   Randy Williams United States USA 23 Aug 53    
2 8.18 0.5   Hans Baumgartner West Germany FRG 20 May 49    
3 8.03     Arnie Robinson United States USA 7 Apr 48    
4 8.01     Josh Owusu Ghana GHA 2 Oct 48    
5 7.99     Preston Carrington United States USA 12 Jun 49    
6 7.96     Max Klauss East Germany GDR 27 Jul 47    
7 7.91     Alan Lerwill Great Britain GBR 15 Nov 46    
8 7.75     Leonid Barkovskiy Soviet Union URS 13 Dec 40    
9 7.72     Valeriy Podluzhniy Soviet Union URS 22 Aug 52    
10 7.65     Jacques Rousseau France FRA 10 Mar 51    
11 7.62     Ari Väänänen Finland FIN 26 Aug 47    
12 7.58     Grzegorz Cybulski Poland POL 23 Nov 51    
Long jump Men     Qualification 8 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 8.34 0.0   Randy Williams United States USA 23 Aug 53 WJR  
2 8.22 0.1   Preston Carrington United States USA 12 Jun 49    
3 8.01     Grzegorz Cybulski Poland POL 23 Nov 51    
4 7.99     Arnie Robinson United States USA 7 Apr 48    
5 7.98     Leonid Barkovskiy Soviet Union URS 13 Dec 40    
6 7.98     Hans Baumgartner West Germany FRG 20 May 49    
7 7.93     Josh Owusu Ghana GHA 2 Oct 48    
7 7.93     Max Klauss East Germany GDR 27 Jul 47    
9 7.91     Valeriy Podluzhniy Soviet Union URS 22 Aug 52    
10 7.90     Ari Väänänen Finland FIN 26 Aug 47    
11 7.86     Alan Lerwill Great Britain GBR 15 Nov 46    
12 7.79     Jacques Rousseau France FRA 10 Mar 51    
13 7.77     Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union URS 19 May 38    
14 7.76     Jaroslav Broz Czechoslovakia TCH 8 Nov 50    
15 7.76     Bruce Field Australia AUS 22 Jan 47    
16 7.68     Rolf Bernhard Switzerland SUI 13 Dec 49    
17 7.68     Gábor Katona Hungary HUN 1 Oct 52    
18 7.64     Lynn Davies Great Britain GBR 20 May 42    
19 7.63     Josef Schwarz West Germany FRG 20 May 41    
20 7.63     Jerzy Homziuk Poland POL 8 Mar 49    
21 7.61     Finn Bendixen Norway NOR 27 Jun 49    
22 7.60     Andreas Glörfeld West Germany FRG 10 Aug 48    
23 7.58     Wilfredo Maisonave Puerto Rico PUR 17 Sep 51    
24 7.55     Christian Tourret France FRA 20 Sep 46    
25 7.54     Carol Corbu Romania ROU 8 Feb 46    
26 7.50     Henry Jackson Jamaica JAM 25 Oct 47    
27 7.47     Milan Matos Cuba CUB 12 Nov 49    
28 7.47     Takayoshi Kawagoe Japan JPN 4 Aug 49    
29 7.39     Mike Ahey Ghana GHA 22 Nov 39    
30 7.30     Mohinder Singh Gill India IND 12 Apr 47    
31 7.25     Martin Adouna Togo TOG 43    
32 7.25     Linus Rebmann Switzerland SUI 4 Apr 47    
33 6.79     Chen Ching-Lung Chinese Taipei TPE 1 Apr 53    
34 6.77     Lionel Caero Bolivia BOL 7 Feb 51    
35 6.32     Bilal Saeed Saudi Arabia KSA 42    
  NM     Jesper Tørring Denmark DEN 27 Sep 47    
 
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Overall Qualifying

Overall Athlete Nationality Group Mark 1 2 3
1 Randy Williams United States A 8.34 8.34 - -
2 Preston Carrington United States B 8.22 - - 8.22
3 Grzegorz Cybulski Poland A 8.01 7.61 8.01 -
4 Arnie Robinson United States B 7.99 7.99 - -
5 Leonid Barkovskiy Soviet Union A 7.98 7.66 7.98 -
6 Hans Baumgartner West Germany A 7.98 7.98 - -
7T Max Klauß East Germany B 7.93 7.93 - -
7T Joshua Owusu Ghana B 7.93 7.93 - -
9 Valeriy Podluzhniy Soviet Union A 7.91 7.91 - -
10 Ari Väänänen Finland A 7.90 7.67 7.90 -
11 Alan Lerwill Great Britain B 7.86 7.86 - -
12 Jacques Rousseau France A 7.79 7.77 7.79 7.51
13 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan Soviet Union B 7.77 x 7.77 x
14 Jaroslav Brož Czechoslovakia A 7.76 7.76 x 7.74
15 Bruce Field Australia A 7.76 x 7.59 7.76
16 Rolf Bernhard Switzerland A 7.68 7.30 7.68 7.61
17 Gábor Katona Hungary A 7.68 x 7.68 x
18 Lynn Davies Great Britain A 7.64 7.64 7.53 x
19 Josef Schwarz West Germany B 7.63 7.63 x 7.62
20 Jerzy Homziuk Poland A 7.63 7.63 x x
21 Finn Bendixen Norway A 7.61 7.46 7.45 7.61
22 Andreas Gloerfeld West Germany B 7.60 x 7.60 x
23 Wilfredo Maisonave Puerto Rico B 7.58 7.35 7.58 x
24 Christian Tourret France B 7.55 7.54 7.53 7.55
25 Carol Corbu Romania A 7.54 7.54 7.52 7.46
26 Henry Jackson Jamaica A 7.50 7.11 7.24 7.50
27 Milán Matos Cuba B 7.47 7.42 7.46 7.47
28 Takayoshi Kawagoe Japan B 7.47 7.45 7.47 6.72
29 Michael Ahey Ghana A 7.39 x 7.39 -
30 Mohinder Gill Singh India A 7.30 x x 7.30
31 Martin Adouna Togo B 7.25 7.21 7.25 7.10
32 Linus Rebmann Switzerland B 7.25 x 7.25 5.68
33 Chen Chin-Long Republic of China B 6.79 6.79 x x
34 Lionel Caero Bolivia A 6.77 6.77 6.60 6.52
35 Bilal Said Al-Azma Saudi Arabia A 6.32 6.32 6.15 6.16
- Jesper Tørring Denmark B NM x x x
- Mansor Dia Senegal A DNS
- Patrich Onyango Kenya A DNS
- Jack Pani France A DNS
- Jong Gu Hyon North Korea A DNS
- Milan Spasojević Yugoslavia B DNS
- Samuela Yavala Fiji B DNS
- Byambajavyn Enkhbaatar Mongolia B DNS
- Luiz Carlos de Souza Brazil B DNS
- Jan Kobuszewski Poland B DNS
- Samuel Igun Nigeria B DNS
- Dennis Freeman Liberia B DNS
- Giuseppe Gentile Italy B DNS

Final

At the end of three jobs the top eight received another three jumps. The remaining were eliminated from medal contention.

Overall Athlete Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6
1st Randy Williams United States 8.24 8.24 7.32 7.72 7.80 7.77 -
2nd Hans Baumgartner West Germany 8.18 x 7.99 8.18 x 7.83 8.05
3rd Arnie Robinson United States 8.03 x 7.89 7.95 x 8.03 x
4 Joshua Owusu Ghana 8.01 7.71 7.77 7.88 7.70 7.98 8.01
5 Preston Carrington United States 7.99 7.99 x x 7.95 7.63 7.69
6 Max Klauß East Germany 7.96 7.51 7.94 7.96 7.86 6.13 7.88
7 Alan Lerwill Great Britain 7.91 x 7.91 7.69 x 7.78 7.85
8 Leonid Barkovskiy Soviet Union 7.75 7.56 7.53 7.75 7.61 7.56 x
9 Valeriy Podluzhniy Soviet Union 7.72 x 7.56 7.72
10 Jacques Rousseau France 7.65 7.65 7.37 7.52
11 Ari Väänänen Finland 7.62 7.62 7.57 7.60
12 Grzegorz Cybulski Poland 7.58 7.44 7.58 7.53
 
 
 

 

 

 

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